My name is Horateus (Hora or wHor is fine). I've been looking around forums and various government website for a while, so I've seen a lot of different (and conflicting) information regarding the current application for a JFRV. I've also called a couple of the agencies such as Taiwanese immigration and whatnot, but I was relayed to a couple of other agencies and it lead to a lot more finger pointing of which agency was responsible for what documents, and ended with no clear result of what I needed. I also stayed up and called the local TECO offices in the states, but none of it really gelled with what was mentioned on the Taiwan Immigration site.
In any case I'll summarize my current situation and my awareness of the process, and I'll update this thread as I step through the hoops to get the JFRV done. Anyone with experience feel free to add what they know or if there are corrections to what I'm suppose to be doing. Hopefully this can help someone in the future who might be in the same spot I'm in.
Situation: I was born in Taiwan and thus have ROC citizenship, but immigrated to the US around 7 years old. I grew up there, obtained citizenship, and occasionally come back to visit. In June, I married an American citizen in the states and decided to move back to Taiwan to help out with the family business + lower the cost of living. Both of us came in to Taiwan on a tourist 2 month multi-entry visa.
Since my 2 months are about up (mid-June entry into Taiwan), I'll be doing a Visa run to HK and returning using my Taiwan passport for the work rights, etc. My wife however, will return on the same US passport.
JFRV Requirements for the wife:
1x Certificate of Good Conduct (Going to go to the FBI for this 1)* w/ copy. Also, this can only be requested by the person who's getting their background checked.
1x Marriage Certificate (From local county. For us it will be Vegas, )* w/ copy
1x Hospital Checkup (Will be done in Taiwan)
2x Passport Photos
*For these two documents, I'm told it has to be translated / authenticated by the TECO office in the host country (in this case, the US). However, apparently only the head office in Washington DC can authenticate the background check. For the authentication process, please remember you need to fill out an application form.
I was told neither documents had to be notarized, though they do have to be translated... by anyone who is capable.
This may vary by the TECO offices though it seems and who you ask though.
This is a work in progress, please post corrections and comments